I am 3 weeks post lipo of the abdomen and flanks. The two incisions at my lower abdomen are slightly indented and have some hardness/scar tissue under them so my surgeon told me to massage the areas with one finger in a circular motion to help stretch the scar tissue out. Should I massage around the incisions and avoid putting my finger right on the incisions since it could irritate the wound (and hurts a little)? However that is directly where the little lump of scar tissue is...
Massaging Incisions After Liposuction to Help Stretch Scar Tissue?
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Massaging scars after surgery
Hello Nattasha. Massaging scars after liposuction surgery, or any surgery, can help soften them. If they're too tender to directly massage at this time, it may be helpful to use a little lotion or moisturizer on the scar while massaging.
Of course you need to check with your plastic surgeon to make sure your scars are healed well enough to do this. I hope this helps and wish you all the best.